I tried to write poetry –

A word or rhyme or

Rhythm or song

Though all was black and no words would play

Hidden in rafters and kept at bay

So I teased them, I cajoled, I pled

Please words, don’t leave me, I need you

I do

I need your comfort, your warmth, your truth

Eventually they heard they had no choice

But to tiptoe out and make themselves heard

Words you are my lover my friend my foe!

Wherever I am you follow, you go

Take my hand I offer it true

Words you are mine, all mine

You are!